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Arbroath reaction

Arbroath reaction

Stirling Albion manager Dave Mackay felt a draw was about right after it ended 1-1 at a blustery Gayfield.

Darren Smith gave us the lead with his sixth goal of the season early in the second half but Steven Doris hauled Arbroath level soon after.

Both sides had chances to win it in the closing stages while the home side were unhappy not to have been awarded a penalty following a tackle from Conor Quigley.

Mackay said: “I’m happy with a point and I think a draw is probably fair on the balance of the game. We had a couple of good chances to win it at the end but they had a 10-minute spell in the first half when they battered us and we couldn’t get out.

“I can’t fault the players for effort – I asked them to give us a real battling performance. The wind got up in the second half which made things difficult but we did the basics much better than we have been doing recently so that is something to build on.

“We’ve now got three huge games coming up against Edinburgh City, Elgin and Cowdenbeath in the space of a week and we need to make sure we pick up points.”

Arbroath boss Dick Campbell said: “I think it was a blatant penalty kick – why would the player go down in that situation? I spoke to the referee and he said the defender got a touch on the ball.

“Overall it’s a reasonable point because Stirling are fighting for their lives. The quality let us down in the final third and we had several good chances in the first half to put the game to bed but at the end a draw was a fair result.”

Berwick reaction

Berwick reaction

Binos boss Dave Mackay praised his side for battling back to draw 2-2 with Berwick Rangers at Forthbank but admits the visitors should have been out of sight. Lee Hamilton and Aaron Murrell had Berwick two goals ahead at the break but trialist Aiden Malone got one back with four minutes left and Sean Dickson… read more

Montrose reaction

Montrose reaction

Binos boss Dave Mackay could return to the transfer market in the wake of Saturday’s 2-1 defeat to Montrose at Forthbank, which capped a miserable week. Blair Henderson gave us an early lead with a penalty but Chris Templeman equalised and Graham Webster converted an 81st-minute spot-kick to complete the comeback as we slipped to… read more

Clyde reaction

Clyde reaction

Stirling Albion boss Dave Mackay was an angry man after we exited the Scottish Cup with a 3-2 defeat away to Clyde at Broadwood in Tuesday’s fourth-round replay. Blair Henderson converted an early penalty and scored a second from the spot late on after keeper John Gibson had been sent off but Clyde were much… read more

Annan reaction

Annan reaction

Binos boss Dave Mackay was shocked at the second-half slump that saw us lose 4-1 to Annan Athletic at Galabank. Blair Henderson’s early goal was cancelled out by Smart Osadolor just before the interval and the hosts dominated after the break. Mackay said: “That first was 40-odd minutes is probably the most comfortable I have… read more

Clyde reaction

Clyde reaction

Stirling Albion manager Dave Mackay felt his side were below par in Saturday’s Scottish Cup fourth-round tie against Clyde at Forthbank which finished 2-2. Dylan Nguene Bikey grabbed a late equaliser after Peter MacDonald’s double had overturned the Frenchman’s early goal and the sides will try again at Broadwood on Tuesday January 31. Mackay said:… read more

Forfar reaction

Forfar reaction

Stirling Albion manager Dave Mackay was delighted with the performance in Saturday’s 1-1 draw with Forfar at Station Park but was frustrated not to have won. Darren Smith’s opener was cancelled out by David Cox after on-loan Angus Beith missed a penalty and we had other chances to make it two victories out of two… read more

Clyde reaction

Clyde reaction

Binos boss Dave Mackay was delighted with Saturday’s 3-0 win over Clyde at Forthbank but hopes it’s only the start of a better run of results. Mackay, who has not ruled out further signings, gave debuts to four new players in a team showing seven changes from the one beaten by Cowdenbeath the previous week.… read more

Cowdenbeath reaction

Cowdenbeath reaction

Stirling Albion boss Dave Mackay is hoping to have new faces in place before our next game against Clyde at Forthbank on Saturday. The 2-1 home defeat to Cowdenbeath on Hogmanay means we are above bottom club Berwick Rangers only on goal difference at the halfway stage of the Ladbrokes League 2 campaign. He said: “There… read more

Montrose reaction

Montrose reaction

Binos boss Dave Mackay admits the 2-2 draw against Montrose at Links Park on Christmas Eve showed both the good and bad in his side. We led at the break through an Andrew Steeves own goal but Terry Masson and Gary Fraser had the hosts 2-1 up by the hour mark, only for Ross Smith to… read more